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While some of us know about our same-sex attraction from our earliest childhood sexual stirrings, many women do not find they are open to these feelings until they enter their mid-twenties or early thirties, and some even later than that.
My intense curiosity about relationship dynamics and family systems led me to pursue my graduate education and training in marriage and family therapy.
As a New York State Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist I bring to my practice my authentic curiosity about you, your life, family, relationships and how you experience yourself in relation to your world. I believe that in order to understand my client’s experiences fully, it is essential to incorporate more than one model or theory into our work. In addition to my training in family systems and psychodynamics, I am also trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and I integrate Experiential Therapy, Internal Family Systems (IFS), and Narrative Therapy into my practice. Using a collaborative approach, I feel I empower my clients to fully participate in the process of self-exploration and discovery. Through this process of unfolding and becoming increasingly self-aware, I find that mindfulness develops organically.
I work with individuals, couples, families, and groups with everyday struggles as well as with the more trying times in their lives. My areas of specialty are anxiety, depression, life transitions, women’s issues, LGBTQ concerns, parenting, late bloomers (coming out later in life), sexuality, and divorce.
Please feel free to visit me at my speciality website: http://www.sexualitycounselingnyc.com
Please contact me if you are interested in counseling services or if you have any questions. You can use the following form for interest.
Individual counseling and couples counseling in NYC
You may be asking yourself, “How do I know if counseling and psychotherapy are right for me”?
Have you ever found yourself wishing that things would never change or that you would like to stop time? Maybe you have felt the opposite, hoping that things would change quickly because being where you are is very uncomfortable. As we move through our lives, with each of our life transitions we need to let go of something to gain something. This “stretching” of ourselves can bring up many feelings and can interfere in intimate relationships, our family dynamics, our view of ourselves and our outlook on life. While the transitions in our lives are opportunities to grow, it is common to feel the desire to hold on for dear life to what we know.
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and skilled psychotherapist, I offer my open, respectful and accepting stance in order to create a sacred and safe therapeutic space. As we work together, I will come to understand how you experience your world, and together we will embark on a journey of guided exploration and curiosity that can lead to new possibilities.
individual counseling and couples counseling in nyc
While some of us know about our attraction to the same gender from our earliest childhood sexual stirrings, many women do not find they are open to these feelings until they enter their mid-twenties or early thirties, and some even later than that.
This can leave women in an awkward position, feeling like a “late-bloomer” in their sexuality and unschooled in the lesbian culture and dating scene.
Do you wonder how you can start to date women, but find yourself feeling closed out of the lesbian community because you have never been in a relationship with a woman?
Do your past choices to date men feel like a barrier to moving forward with your interest in dating women?
Do fears about what family and friends may say stop you from pursuing your interest?
As we find ourselves in this predicament, unpleasant feelings from adolescence can show up. We may feel embarrassed, clumsy, and inept in an area we had thought we already mastered. These feelings can bring up self-doubt, questions about your confidence and weaken your resolve to explore new parts of yourself.
You can you use these cumbersome feelings as an invitation to become curious about yourself. Through counseling, I can support you through a second sexual adolescence and help you process, work through, and nurture all the feelings that come up with it.
This can be a new journey for you, where trusting your intuition and desire for sexual truth and identity can lead to a shift in your life that brings balance, connection, comfort in your body and a sense of grounding you may not have thought possible.
For more information on this topic, please see another website of mine, SexualityCounselingNYC.com.